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PBS
Dec 29, 2011 9:00pm PST
to the southern tip of texas to the willacy detention center. when she first arrived, mary was warned about willacy by a fellow detainee. >> she said, "it's terrible, it's really terrible. and you need to tell them you need to go back to canada because you don't want to stay in someplace like this. this is not for you." >> hinojosa: willacy had been built quickly in 2006. designed to hold up to 3,000 detainees, it was run by a private prison contractor and was one of the largest detention centers in the country. >> what's stunning about it is the sheer size of it. it looks like an airfield, with these kevlar white domed tents. and you walk in and there's razor wire all around it. and in each one of them, they're holding 200 people with very limited space and movement, where they are basically warehoused in order to effectuate their removal. >> hinojosa: mark fleming was part of a special human rights commission for the organization of american states that inspected willacy in 2009. >> ice establishes these facilities mainly to make sure that they show up for their hearing, and if they're or
PBS
Dec 12, 2011 11:00pm PST
a history of diabetes, so he was turned down flat in the individual market. he then turned to texas's high- risk pool, the insurer of last resort. but this required stephens to wait 18 months, and the premiums were still expensive. >> i believe the premiums were $600 a month with a... it was either $5,000 or $10,000 deductible. so i'm going, "whoa. i can't afford this either." >> narrator: then, unemployed and uninsured, paul stephens had a heart attack and was rushed to a cardiovascular center in houston. >> i had four arteries blocked. and i told them i don't want to be, you know, going to open heart surgery because that's going to cost a big pile of money. and here comes this woman in a pair of high heels, dressed to the nines, carrying a clipboard, and she goes, "mr. stephens?" and i go, "yes?" and she said, "you didn't give us any insurance information when you checked in." and i id, "well, i don't have any to give." so she said, "well, you're uninsured?" and i said, "yes, i am." she said, "well, how are you going to pay the bill?" i said, "you know, that's a real good question." >> n
PBS
Dec 20, 2011 10:00pm PST
with an idea popularized by this man, texas-based banking consultant bill strunk. strunk convinced banks that they should allow customers to overdraw their accounts and charge them a fee to do it. what you saw 20 years ago... >> right. >> bergman: ...was that people were writing checks. if they bounced, they would often have to pay more than one fee to the bank? >> oh, absolutely. >> bergman: plus to the retailer. >> plus late fees. so, i'm saving them the $30 or $40 merchant fee and the late fees and let alone the embarrassment of it. you know, it's not a nice thing to go home to your wife and tell her that, "well, they bounced my check." >> bergman: and strunk took it a step further by convincing clients to make the checking accounts "free" to entice more customers. but was it really free? >> sure. no service charge, no nothing. no maintenance fees, nothing. there was no charge whatsoever on the account. >> bergman: except overdraft fees. >> that's not in the fee schedule. that's a separate fee. >> bergman: but is that what, in the end, would pay for the free checking? >> yes. >> bergm
WETA
Dec 1, 2011 3:00am EST
, serving regional markets across the northeast and throughout texas. in just four years, colgan had more than doubled in size. that's a lot of growth to manage there, isn't it? >> a lot of growth for colgan to manage. this has been a lot of growth for the regional sector to manage. from flying a small portion of overall flying to operating 52% of the departures today. you know, it's been a huge transition for the regional sector. >> o'brien: even before the crash of 3407, there were growing safety concerns about the regional airlines. since 2002, the last six fatal commercial airline accidents in the u.s. have all involved regionals. in four of the accidents, the ntsb cited pilot error as a cause. the investigation of 3407 opened a window into the lives of regional pilots, where the work is hard, and the days are long, says former colgan pilot chris wiken. >> it's challenging. it's very challenging. a lot of short routes, a lot of take offs, a lot of landings, and going in and out of bad weather, being down low. especially at colgan, flying the turbo props, you're not flying above the we
PBS
Dec 22, 2011 8:00pm EST
've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. morgan: that's gotta be a first. a killer actually leading us to another killer. gideon: oh, come on. we all know they make the best profilers. they admire each other's work. elle: yeah, but usually from afar. hoh: well, at least we got harbin off the street. all right. let's review. what do we know abou the keystone killer? we know that he's not dead or in jail. he enjoys the taunting, the game. he's in complete control. he strangled 7 women in the 1980s, stopped for 18 years, and then began again, suffocating them. 10% of all violent crimes are caused by strangulation. it only takes 11 pounds of pressure to fully incapacitate your victim, and if you hang on for at least 50 seconds, they'll never recover. when you suffocate someone, you actually have less control over their death. it's actua
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)